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Address: Vail, CO
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A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for...

A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for intermediate and advanced skiers.

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Love skiing this side of the mountain

Blue Sky Basin makes Vail the top mountain that it is. Skiing here is so happy, it feels like you went on a vacation on your vacation. The best part of Blue Sky Basin is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
CarterDC
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Blue Sky Basin makes Vail the top mountain that it is. Skiing here is so happy, it feels like you went on a vacation on your vacation. The best part of Blue Sky Basin is the magnificent view at the top, a vista like no other. And bring up something fun to grill for lunch in your backpack, as the... More 

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new york city
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103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect timing after 11" of fresh snow, can you say nirvana ? Easy to navigate starting from Gondola 1, stayed in Blue Sky Basin all day. Only one small building (Belles Camp) for food / restroom. Lifts close at 2:30 so riders start going back to the front side.

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Thank BklynFung
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Blue Sky Basin is the best place to ski at Vail. It is in the back with the best views, bowls and tracks. It does not open until 10 am so you ski elsewhere and then when they drop the rope there you will be in heaven. It snowed 18-24 inches while I was there and those numbers were under... More 

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Thank Richard E
north shore, Ohio
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great area to glade ski. Wide open and intermediate grade, add a little fresh pow and it's all smiles

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Thank Demetre
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ski area of Vail offers some of the most beautiful runs on the mountain. True to it's name, the sky was a vivid blue on the days were skied here, even though it was cloudy and grey back in Mid Vail. I recommend making this a morning destination, and working you way back to Two Elk for Lunch, or... More 

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Thank Jane R
Whistler, Canada
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet and a lot less people than the rest of the resort, with good gladed skiing, mostly for intermediates/advanced.

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Thank Shepty
Los Angeles, California
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250 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love blue sky, but avoid it any time there are many people on the mountain. Every idiot and poor skier tries to make their mark on the mountain. If you go, go when it opens. Fewer people and a higher skill level. Once the crowds get there, it is like rush hour in any big city. You are better... More 

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Thank skier003
London
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84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skiing made of dreams. Very few people come here so it is quiet. Eat elsewhere though as they soon run out here.

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Thank Shelley S
Irapuato, Mexico
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome for intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders. Make sure you go to this part of the mountain for more fun.

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Thank FLR7
Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing riding and views of clear days and post powder dumps. easily accessed from Vail Front top stations, and through Back Bowels. Fun shoots, tree lines and interesting terrain.

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